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Old December 28th, 2008, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Goldens4Ever View Post
When you say he's allergic to "all foods," are you referring to all protein sources, all grain sources, all vegetables, etc.? He's allergic to bison, elk, duck, goose, pheasant, chicken, beef, fish, carrots, broccoli, apples, etc.? EVERYTHING? That is not possible.

How much time has elapsed between each type of food you've fed?? Please note that when dog consumes something they're 'allergic' to, those allergens can remain in their system for 3-6 months thereafter. So, if you're switching between foods within a short amount of time, it would appear that they're allergic to everything because they're still reacting to what was fed previously, or before that, or before that, etc.

It takes a lot of time (for some dogs) to work those allergens out of the body. AND, because you were feeding a commercial food prior to introducing noncommercial foods, your dog was likely experiencing detoxification, which can increase any symptoms they're experiencing.

Please refer to the article on this page regarding detoxification & it should clear things up a bit (it is in the middle):
Thanks for the article - Bobby has experienced most of the "symptoms" mentioned - except vomiting but regardless, he gets so bad that there is no way I can leave him on a food to see if he will eventually cleanse. His auto-immune system is, according to the vet, totally shot - if that helps any.

His reaction to foods is first his skin gets an ugly red/purple colour then small sores develop - they bleed. It progresses to his body to where he will stagger and fall. His eyesight is going and when he is in a generally "bad" state, it's worse.
Bobby - June 15/04 - Aug 30/11
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